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UUVVWWZ, What Made Milwaukee Famous, Aina Haina 

When: Wed., Feb. 13, 9 p.m. 2013
Price: $8-10
Nebraska-based UUVVWWZ's second album, The Trusted Language, came out last week. At just eight songs and 35 minutes, it takes nearly as long to listen to the album as it does to say the band's name ("double u, double vee, double double-u, zee"). It's just as angular and aggressively blues-punk as their 2009 self-titled LP, except that this one seems to be missing some of the experimentation and fun of the first. Maybe that's just another way of saying that Double U are more focused now, that they've come into their own. Teal Gardner sings with unhinged energy, but she never forgets to carefully enunciate. Maybe it's telling that their greatest emotional resonance lives more in their jagged guitars, Gardner's aggressive vocals, and their punk-blues songs than in the lyrics themselves. Opening are next-gen dad band What Made Milwaukee Famous and Portland's very own power-rock duo Aina Haina. REBECCA WILSON

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